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chief architects of american foreign policy. the leadership lecture series was established by ambassador xu cobb to commemorate her husband, chuck birthday. please join me in recognizing sue and chuck for 25 years of providing the university of miami community with the opportunity to host insightful and a provocative leaders from all walks of life. [applause] >> i also want the students to thank them for generously donating 300 secretary rice's very big books which were given to the first 300 students who attended this year's event. [applause] >> the university takes no credit for doing this. i want to thank our very good friend of the books and books, the university met with him recently to discuss launching a new partnership to bring speakers to the campus and one week later he called to say we are going to have an opportunity to host the secretaries first public tour event. i think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship. thank you very much. [applause] >> now they have sponsored other distinguished speakers, the founder ross perot, the commissioner david stern, david gergen
that is a loss in trying to create a bipartisan foreign policy in washington and the reduction was probably one of the most important congressional initiatives that we have ever seen. the idea that you could take that kind of money from the defense budget that didn't make the military very happy and apply it to demilitarizing the strategic arsenal of the former soviet union was extremely important. we go from bush to clinton, clinton didn't want to deal with foreign policy like so many presidents they felt they were elected to do domestic things. clinton had no background in foreign policy, no interest in the foreign policy. people say they went to georgetown, the school really wasn't good enough as i am concerned. i hope i am not offending anyone in georgetown she put together a security team all of them were gone within a year or two for the most part when you look at christopher and the cia was a very peculiar appointment. he did something that needs to be corrected. he was in the foreign policy bureaucracy as i am concerned he brought to the right wing and abolishing the arms control and di
to different segments of foreign policy. there are fine scholars to do this type of work and their places here in washington d.c. spending time doing this. other our students you're interested in these things and what is the established orthodoxy today. there are plenty of opportunities thank there are plenty of opportunities thanks to heritage federal are available to find out where they are, how you apply and starting to work and starting to work and politics are policy with the institutional problems that i talk about. >> i am curious germany was the origin of social welfare that they have a strong economy. do you have any insight? >> i talk about that because germany is the allied air the modern welfare state as we know it the great lover of freedom he set up the welfare state because urban industrial workers were voting for the social democratic party. he thought how we deal with it? we show them we can take care of their needs it wasn't noble but how to buy a short circuit the growing support of large numbers of people that were a political party that did more market oriented thinking pe
, but it has been said fairly that george bush 43 was not an experienced foreign-policy president. he listened to people who really wanted to precipitate the war. perhaps it would impetuously without appropriate evidence regarding wmds. that can be seen as an experienced leadership and later on the intelligence was proven not to have been there. here's the fun part, if you're trying to get these ideas and compare them, the "lord of the rings" has its own to talk about assault. remember the leader of the free peoples? actually come he has no official position. other leaders won't listen to him. the two monarchs i have reference tab in one case, the more powerful of the two kingdoms, dinosaur has gone mad. he has been seduced and the leader row on has been we which, another wizard i mention. kim dolph is fighting fiercely and pursuing diplomacy to get these leaders to listen to him and saying we are going to be really in a deep, dark place if we do not prepare properly for the war that's coming up for various complex reasons, the incompetence weakens the free people and makes them more prone to
in. obama unfortunately comes in with very little background on foreign policy never paid much attention, is served in washington only two years i was enthusiastic supporter but those of us that looked at him knew it could be a problem and when he appointed secretary of state and secretary of defense for domestic reasons and appointed retired marine general as a national security adviser and put leon panetta, know he is a neighbor in california but captured by the mentality of the cia this was an extremely weak national security team and obama also was ruled by the military that is how you got the search of forces and i think he realizes he was had and that is important why i am a little more optimistic with the second turn this is a wiser man and with the the fact he ended the war in iraq and meandering toward the war in afghanistan allowing the of pentagon, an institution of the fine motor skills of a dinosaur takes them a long time to put something together for withdrawal. all obama has to do is look at gorbachev. he came 1985, a secret speech 1986 denouncing afghanistan, he
referred to. now iraq. a nonpartisan statement but i think it's said fairly that experienced foreign-policy and tended to listen arguably to people who wanted to precipitate the war. her hep c moved impetuously without appropriate evidence regarding wmd. that can be seen as leadership and later on the intelligence was proven not to have been there. here is the fun part. if you are trying to get these ideas and compare them to "lord of the rings" has its own decrepitude to talk about as well.
life, foreign policy, economic policy, the area. many universities are also doing this type of work and as you probably know places in washington d.c. to spend a lot of time doing this. so there are places to go. there's lots of programs for students interested in these things and of course they are very much in tune to it is established in the academy today. so there are plenty of opportunities for these things there's great resource that many of these things are more available and what they are, how you apply and get into them and helping people when they go out but they start to work and apply these things to the very concrete institutional programs. [inaudible] >> i am curious about one thing. germany was ceo origin of social welfare. do you have any insight as to how they manage to do that other european countries are falling behind quick >> i talk about and not a comment that germany is the outline because the modern welfare state as we know it originated with bismarck, the great uncle of freedom. he noticed urban industrial workers were voting for the social democratic and he
of foreign policy, and if you look at the fact that he has ended in the war in iraq, he has meandering towards ending the war in afghanistan, he's allowing the pentagon, and you've got to remember when you look at the pentagon, you're looking at an institution that has the fine motor skills of a dinosaur. it takes the pentagon a long time to put together a timetable such as for withdraw. all obama has to do, and i know it's not this simple, but i would look at the experience, came in in 1995, gave the speech in 1996, announcing the bleeding wound, he had nazis tell schulz we were getting out and the military had a year to turn it around, and they wouldn't be able to. 88, they announced the timetable, 89 they were gone. we need to do something similar. military's had its chances. we had 11 commanders in afghanistan in 11 years. look at thomas rick's book "the generals" that devotes a lot of attention to this. that's not a war where we can be successful. it's not the kind of military we have. there's no military that's ever been successful in a counter insurgency, and not only do they ha
further reference as well. hosting where the debate is doctor bucci, director of our center for foreign policy studies. he previously served heritage a senior research fellow for defense and homeland security. is well-versed in the special area operations and cybersecurity areas as well as defense support to civil authorities. he served for three decades as an army special forces officer in july 2001 coming assume the duties of military assistance to secretary rumsfeld and worked daily with the secretary for the next five and a half years, and then upon retirement from the army continued at the pentagon is deputy assistant secretary of defense, homeland defense, and america security affairs but please join me in welcoming steve bucci. [applause] >> let me add my welcome to all of you. i think you're going to have a real treat this morning, as john mentioned him on a special forces officer by profession, and so this area is near and dear to my heart. this is kind of what we do. they don't let me do it anymore. i mentioned to max when he came in a little historical artifact, and that when
for which the war turns. >> overseas, does it have any effect, any foreign policy implications? >> is certainly did have an effect overseas. in the month over january 1st, 50 public meetings were held around the u.k. thousands of people attended these meetings and praised the lincoln administration, praised the united states for the emancipation proclamation. it ended, i think, for definitively any possibility of british intervention on behalf of the confederacy, which had a potential problem, potential danger to the union cause right up until the emancipation proclamation and after it. it precluded the possibility of an intervention, which had been a live auction up until that time. >> anything else you would like to say about your book before we turn it over to the audience for questions? >> fire. [laughter] [applause] >> i just want to say one word about jim's book as his publicity agent. one of the things they think is very good and important about the book as it urges us to get away from the dichotomy is the road at the union or is the work of slavery? he shows both issues
as instruments of foreign policy. they're there the to dispense food aid. they're there to, you know, find, to do -- they're doing undercover operations to try to find drug lords. they don't want any part of a military operation. so it's finish there's a story -- there's a story, actually, it's not in my book, so bonus story. i'm told in one of these meetings sitting around talking about afghanistan that richard holbrooke who was the afghan/pakistan envoy starts going on about how we really need to get a lot of people from the department of agriculture out to afghanistan to, you know -- and robert gates who, you know, grew up in kansas says, richard, what makes you think the department of agriculture knows how to grow anything? so, you know, that's a good question. [laughter] so it's been a problem. petraeus was saying, yeah, where's the rest of the government? come on, come on behind me. but it's just not set up that way. thai not set up -- they're not set up that way. they're not trained to do that. whether they should or not, that's another matter, but they've never been trained to do that. >>
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